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Desserts & Sweets in Southeastern NC

Satisfy your sweet tooth! As you travel throughout Southeastern North Carolina, don’t forget to taste some of the state’s most delicious desserts.
Beaches -n- Cream

3316 Holden Beach Road SW, Supply

(910) 842-7326

Made with milk from local, free-range cows, the ice cream is prepared in small batches but delivers big flavor.


Britt’s Donut Shop

11 Boardwalk, Carolina Beach

(910) 707-0755

It typically opens on weekends starting in late March through Memorial Day. Then from Memorial Day until mid-August they’re open every day. After that, they scale back to just weekend hours (Fridays-Sundays). In late September they close for the season.


Calabash Creamery

9910 Beach Drive, Calabash

(910) 575-1180 •

Often recognized as the standard bearer for ice cream on the NC coast, Calabash Creamery uses fresh, 16 percent butterfat cream to give its sweet treats a richer flavor.


Capt. Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant

701 Evans Street Morehead City

(252) 726-2166

Cool and tart, and with a fluffy topping, lemon pie at Capt. Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant in Morehead City continues to be a hometown favorite.


The Fudgeboat

107 Carolina Beach Avenue N, Carolina Beach

(910) 458-5823 •

The Hagestrom family has been on the island 10 years now, and Duke will be the first to tell you how happy he and his family are here. And those who walk into their shop and try their fudge will be happy that they anchored here, too.


Purple Onion Cafe

4647 Main Street, Shallotte

(910) 755-6071

Try to get to the restaurant by 8 a.m. for the daily debut of the blueberry biscuits! You can catch them right after they’ve come out of the oven — warm, gooey, and covered with icing.


Seaside Cheesecake Dessert Shoppe

1002 Arendell Street, Morehead City

(252) 726-2339 •

The Seaside makes more than 50 cheesecake flavors, along with mini cream puffs, key lime pies, and batches of chocolate chip cookies that sell out daily.


Sugar on Front Street

249 North Front Street, Wilmington

(910) 254-1110 •

Books, coffee, cakes, and conversation — this last stop on your North Carolina dessert tour, like so many of the others, sure feels like home.


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